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Personally appeared Laurence Gardner a Freedman living in Augusta Richmond County Ga and on oath says that he agreed with Mr Archibald Jackson of Hancock Co to work his farm upon the following terms. He Mr Jackson was to furnish the land mules and all necessary farming impliments. I was to furnish the labor attend to the crop gather it and receive one half of what the farm produced. I planted 17 acres of corn 12 acres of cotton and one acre of potatoes. On or about the first day of August 1866, Mr Jackson said he did not want me on his farm and told me to get off, and further that he did get Mr Waller and Mr Allen to appraise the crop unbeknown to me and when he drove me off he paid me one hundred and twenty dollars for my work and half of the crop. I ascertained that Mr Allen appraised the crop which was
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